Biophysicist and best selling author Gregory Stock tells us that; “…as we decipher our biology and learn to modify and adjust it, we are learning to modify ourselves – and we will do so. No laws will stop this.” With this in mind, we understand that; the more we learn, the more we learn that there is always more to learn – evolution is inevitable, to evolve is why we are here. We also know that a curious mind is what keeps us engaged in life, and this is why we are addicted to learning. Our best teacher is our last mistake – the mistake that has given us the gift of attaining a different perspective. We are not afraid to share our mistakes and our revelations. We will question existing paradigms… especially the ones that make no sense and no longer serve us. We will never rest on our laurels or become complacent to the status quo. We know there is always a better way. We will fervently endeavor to learn the better ways.
Growth isn’t for everyone. Some people want to stay the same forever. Our teacher Tony Robbins tells us that; “…there is one thing that makes us humans truly happy and that is, ‘Progress,;” and that “…no matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you’re still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” If we aren’t growing, we’re dying right? Growth is an important human need for those who are aware and awake and are hungry to learn. Those who have a growth mindset, relish in growing all areas of our lives – our businesses, our minds, our bodies, our friendships, our relationships, our spirituality and our consciousness. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Playtime is as precious for big people as it is for little people. Carl Jung puts it perfectly; “…the creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.” Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning. Play creates neuro pathways for thinking, creativity, innovation, imagination, inspiration, flexibility and compassion – all traits that lead to problem solving skills vs being in a state of fight or flight. To be playful is to be free to express ourselves in the most natural state, unmarred by society’s rules, limitations and dogma. And also, Playful people are much more fun to hang with! You gotta be fun to hang with! Play is what keeps us curious and ensures we enjoy the dance of life. A sweet tongue, a dirty mind, a playful heart, and a loving soul. Wouldn’t that be an amazing combination?